Mid-Century Duplex Potential
An investment property needs to strike a balance between being easily maintained and attracting long-term tenants.
Installing heavy landscape edging, defining linear plant beds, and using mulches such as large rocks all keep the landscape maintenance straight-forward. The new design plays up the mid-century lines of the building instead of hiding them or worse, distorting them with doors from the 90s or a new, pitched roof.
With only the exterior addition of entry overhangs, new paint, and period-specific aluminum posts, the boring rental becomes playful and boldly reclaims its mid-century modern title. The bright entry/accent color, limbing up the front yard's trees, adding modern unit numbers, and retro porch lights all enhance the safety of the rental property as well as bumping up the character.
Don't downplay the asset of original style.